Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix X100s

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO
 
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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom 4x vs 1x
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16x more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle Better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1900 ms vs 3200 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Tunnel vs Optical
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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $549.00 vs $674.08
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 20% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 10 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Overall image quality Better image quality 73.0 vs 60.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 403 ms vs 697 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Color depth Better color depth 22.9 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 127x75x54 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,001 ISO vs 644 ISO
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The X100 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Thinner 2.1" vs 2.6"
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Around 20% thinner
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              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X:$549.00
              X100:$674.08
              Viewfinder Help
              G1X:Tunnel
              X100:Optical
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              G1X:1900 ms
              X100:3200 ms
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X:14.2 MP
              X100:12.2 MP

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              Advantages

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              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Focus points Has much fewer focus points
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $983 - $1,299

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $587

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699 - $700

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $414 - $599 body only

              $785 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive

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              Eddie (6:22 PM, August 30, 2013)
              When you spend that much money on a camera surely image quality is most important, yet cameras that offer better image quality seem to be coming in second place.
               
              Avatar for Stephenesque Stephenesque (3:14 PM, March 01, 2012)
              I have the X100 and a G11 and am looking at the G1X with interest.

              A couple of points from the comparisons. 
              The X100 also has 12,800 ISO albeit for jpegs only.

              More importantly the exposure figure for the X100 is way out. It has a BULB mode and can take exposures for up to 60 minutes, much longer than the 30s quoted.
               
              Dmporter5 (1:28 AM, February 15, 2012)
              I find myself in a win-win situation. I own both cameras - sort of. I have the G1X pre-ordered.